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  In Tokyo in the Meiji era there lived two prominent teachers of opposite characteristics. One, Unsho, an instructor in Shingon, kept Buddha's precepts scrupulously. He never drank intoxicants, nor did he eat after eleven o'clock in the morning.... continue...

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1. Robert M. Pirsig, Author of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,' Dies at 88 - New York Times

New York Times

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,' Dies at 88
New York Times
Serving in the Army before the start of the Korean War, he visited Japan on a leave and became interested in Zen Buddhism, and remained an adherent throughout his life. After his Army service, he returned to the university and received bachelor's and ...
Robert Pirsig dies at 88; wrote counterculture classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'Los Angeles Times
Zen and the art of great American road novelsQuartz
Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, is dead at 88The Week Magazine
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2. Robert Pirsig Wrote the Truly Great Road Trip Novel | GQ - GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine

Robert Pirsig Wrote the Truly Great Road Trip Novel | GQ
GQ Magazine
Early this week, Robert Pirsig passed at the age of 88. He is remembered for his seminal road trip novel 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance', a staple in ...

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3. MY ZEN BUDDHIST EASTER - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

MY ZEN BUDDHIST EASTER
Patheos (blog)
I served most of my years as a parish minister among our New England congregations. They are generally more traditional in their structure, and, frankly, more comfortable with our Christian origins and heritage than either our Midwestern or Western ...



4. Religion | Chapel Hill Zen Center celebrates birthday of baby ... - News & Observer

News & Observer

Religion | Chapel Hill Zen Center celebrates birthday of baby ...
News & Observer
A baby born nearly 2600 years ago in India became the Buddha after years of meditation, Josho Pat Phelan told Chapel Hill Zen Center students at a birthday ...

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5. Zen: The Mystic Flower - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Zen: The Mystic Flower
Patheos (blog)
Zen is like the flower of Buddhism. Beneath it lies the roots of developed doctrine and practice, which has been cultivated for over two thousand years. Beneath these roots are the basic principles that are the foundation of all of the myriad branches ...



6. The Zen of Holy Saturday: A Buddhist Reflection on a Hard Christian Holy Day - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

The Zen of Holy Saturday: A Buddhist Reflection on a Hard Christian Holy Day
Patheos (blog)
Now Zen likes questions. Particularly questions like these. In fact such questions often directly point toward the great matter, the deepest truth of our reality. Now, if a question is deep enough, if it touches the fundamental matter, like how we are ...



7. On the Nothingness of God: A Zen Meditation - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

On the Nothingness of God: A Zen Meditation
Patheos (blog)
Back in 2008 I read a review of the book Merton & Buddhism: Wisdom, Emptiness & Everyday Mind edited by Bonnie Bowman Thurston. The reviewer cited a particular line that I've not been able to shake. “(W)hen the Dalai Lama was asked if he believed in ...



8. Joanne Kyger, Zen-Infused Beat Generation Poet, Dies at 82 - New York Times

New York Times

Joanne Kyger, Zen-Infused Beat Generation Poet, Dies at 82
New York Times
Joanne Kyger, a prolific poet whose works, inspired by natural wonders and Zen Buddhism, distinguished her as one of the few women embraced by the Beat Generation writers' fraternity, died on March 22 at her home in Bolinas, Calif. She was 82.



9. Was Bo Diddley a Buddha? - New York Times

New York Times

Was Bo Diddley a Buddha?
New York Times
The mundane actions are turned into artistic and even spiritual expressions. Playing a musical instrument, boxing in a competition, and even folding your laundry can be Zen-like improvisations. Zen Buddhism and Taoism focus more on the method of your ...




 



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